Hummock Transfer Technique (HTT) for Reclamation of Temporary Access Features in Peatland

Bin Xu
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Exploration of resources creates numerous temporary access features, including seismic lines, winter roads, and oil sands exploration wells in boreal peatlands. Although construction is usually completed in winter under frozen ground conditions, the clearing of vegetation and repeated access of these features often leads to flattened surface topography, altered moisture regimes, and shifts in species composition compared to undisturbed peatlands. This resource describes the procedure for collecting and depositing hummocks on temporary access features using the hummock transfer technique.

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